Browsing named entities in Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative. You can also browse the collection for Vaughan or search for Vaughan in all documents.

Your search returned 1 result in 1 document section:

General Hunter in the Shenandoah Valley, the hard-worked 34th Mass. Infantry had a hand in a single brilliant victory,—that of Piedmont, June 5, when it crossed, as a part of Thoburn's division, a deep ravine to strike the right flank of the enemy. The division charged on the woods and heights, which were promptly abandoned by the Confederates, many of the latter rushing over the steep bank into the river. About 1,500 prisoners were taken by the Union troops, and the Confederate general, Vaughan, wrote to General Bragg, June 6, Went into the fight yesterday with an aggregate of 5,600; I have not over 3,000 effectives. Pond, p. 27. The 34th Mass. lost on this occasion 24. It took part also in the unsuccessful attack on Lynchburg, June 17– 18, and in the affair at Snicker's Ferry, July 18; also at Winchester, Va., July 24-25, without loss. The Army of the Shenandoah, as reorganized under Maj.-Gen. P. H. Sheridan (Aug. 31; 1864), contained the following Massachusetts forces:— <